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Rauf Aregbesola Reportedly Declares Self godfather Of Osun State



Erstwhile Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Erstwhile governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has reportedly declared himself the new godfather of Osun State.

Aregbesola, reportedly made the declaration on Saturday, July 6, following his successful handing over to Gboyega Oyetola, the successor he wished.

Nigerian Tribune reports that Aregbesola said this at a victory celebration organised in his honour by a group within the state All Progressives Congress (APC).

The group identified as ‘APC En-route Rauf’ held the event at the Nelson Mandela freedom park in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.

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Having successfully handed over to a progressive governor of my wish and I am sure that after his tenure, he will hand over to a successor of his choice too. I will relax as a ‘godfather’ and enjoy myself without any stress,” Aregbesola reportedly said in Yoruba language.

Speaking at the event, Governor Gboyega Oyetola said he remains committed to the development of the state. He also assured the people of the state that they would not regret their confidence they have in his ability to lead the state.

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“Now that the final judgement has been pronounced, it is time to consolidate on our strength and make Osun another Lagos state governed by only one party,” the governor said.  On his part, the speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, appealed to the supporters of the APC in the state to help bring back aggrieved members of the party.

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Stop Blackmailing Tinubu, Threatening Journalists, Eze Warns Abe



Bola Tinubu


…,,Asiwaju, A Democrat Who Won’t Support Party Saboteurs


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has warned Senator Magnus Abe to stop blackmailing the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, by constantly linking the leader’s name to his numerous betrayal of the party in Rivers State.

Eze, who is former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP), in a statement circulated to journalists in the South-South on Monday, said Abe’s activities against the APC in Rivers State can only be described as deliberate sabotage of genuine efforts to liberate the people of the State from the hold of a diabolic manipulator and bad governance.

He said further that the constant flagging of Asiwaju Tinubu’s name by the former senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District is a strategy to justify the unnecessary legal fireworks and political conflagration he ignited within the Rivers APC, which denied the party and Rivers people their constitutional and democratic right of choosing who governs them.

He said “we have watched with dismay the continued linking of Senator Bola Tinubu to the satanic plot to decimate the party and her structures in Rivers State, by a group of unconscious and conscienceless mortals, led by Senator Abe.”

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Eze further expressed worries that the former Senator, who has extended his campaigns of calumny against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi to the media in a renewed onslaught, has  threatened some journalists with sack by reporting them to the APC National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, for publishing some obvious truths about his politics of smear campaign.

Describing Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a nationalist, seasoned democrat and patriotic leader, whose political structure is not anchored on falsehood, illegality, sabotage and anti-party scheming, Eze said Senator Abe has continued to embark on mischievous ventures in a bid to further perpetrate grievous harm on the image of the party in Rivers State, against the wish of Senator Tinubu on whose name he has tried to rub some dirt.

The party chieftain, however, counselled Senator Abe to retrace his steps by apologising to Rt. Hon. Amaechi and the Rivers APC, stressing that no serious political family, targeting to make a headway, can adopt him into their fold, considering the way and manner he has carried himself as a political Judas Iscariot in recent times.

“Even Governor Nyesom Wike who has been the highest beneficiary of his political selfishness and idiocy is keeping him at arms length,” Eze said.

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Eze expressed displeasure over the act of the Management of Vanguard Newspaper for succumbing to Senator Abe’s pressure and intimidation by rendering him an apology, over an interview granted by Prince Lucky Worlu and  titled, “Rivers APC chieftain urges Buhari to unite Amaechi, Abe,” merely aimed at pleading with Mr. President to intervene and restore peace in the Rivers State chapter of the APC and devoid of any malicious content.

“There is nothing wrong with a call for peace within the party and only a conflict entrepreneur like Senator Abe will object such a noble move. This has further shown that Senator Abe is more determined, now than ever, to wreck the ship of the Rivers APC for no just cause and must be swiftly resisted”, Eze warned.

Eze encouraged Journalists to take solace in the truism that pen is mightier than the sword and not to give in to the threat of Abe and those in his school of thought who think that by intimidation the press can be caged.


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Breaking: INEC Declares Yahaya Bello Kogi Governor-elect




The incubent governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been declared winner of the Saturday, November 16 gubernatorial election.

The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate winner of the election and Governor-elect on Monday.

Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, INEC’s returning officer for the election announced the result.

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According to Umar, Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his major rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 189,704 votes to emerge second.

Dino Melaye, a former federal lawmaker, also rejected the results of the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun polls released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 17.


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Kogi Election: Results Will Be Announced Today-INEC



Kogi election

Results of the Kogi State governorship election held on Saturday, November 16 will be announced today.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),  had earlier  postponed the announcement of the result late Sunday, November 17.

The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ibrahim Umar who is the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state, told party agents and other political stakeholders at INEC headquarters, venue of the announcement in Lokoja, the state capital, that the collation will continue at 9 am on Monday, November 18. reports that at the time of the suspension of the collation on Sunday, only five local governments were yet to be announced. Results from a total of 16 LGs had already been declared.

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Meanwhile, reports of alleged vote-buying and high level of violence are said to have trailed the Kogi state election with civil society such as the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room calling for the total cancellation of the exercise.

In a statement, the Situation Room, stated that the Kogi election represents a major dent to Nigeria’s democracy.

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The Situation Room is a coalition of prominent civic groups and one of the accredited observers for the election.

Also, Dino Melaye, a former federal lawmaker, also rejected the results of the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun polls released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, November 17.

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